Tim Halbur is an audio/media artist, specializing in documentary‐driven interpretation using interviews as raw source material. Tim has an extensive history of creating music, designing audio for theater and environments and telling stories through sound. Tim has sound designed several projects in collaboration with Kim Stringfellow including There It Is—Take It! (2013) and Invisible-5 (2006) with lead artist Amy Balkin. Halbur worked with the Studio for Urban Projects (SUP) in 2010 to produce the acclaimed Native Ground: A Field Guide to Lake Union walking audio tour.
Philip M. Klasky lectures in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University on issues of law, environmental justice, human rights, de-colonization, media literacy, cultural preservation and ethnography. He received his master’s degree in Geography and Human Environmental Studies from SFSU. Klasky is the director of The Storyscape Project of The Cultural Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of endangered Native American stories, songs, languages and ancestral lands. Klasky was involved with the ten-year campaign during the 1990s that stopped the federal government’s bid for a radioactive waste dump at Ward Valley.
Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator and independent curator residing in Joshua Tree, California. She teaches at San Diego State University as an Associate Professor in the School of Art + Design. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Stringfellow’s practice bridges cultural geography, environmental journalism and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. She is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography and the 2012 recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence. The award honors the achievements of contemporary women whose work in photography, film, and new media transforms how we see the American West. She is the creator and project director for the Mojave Project.
Aurora Tang is a researcher and curator. She is Program Manager at the Center for Land Use Interpretation and Managing Director of High Desert Test Sites. She received a master’s degree in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California. Selected projects include: Down to Earth: Experimental Aircraft Crash Sites of the Mojave (with CLUI); Pit Stops: Open Pit Mine Overlooks of the West (with CLUI); and Taking the Waters, a two-day HDTS program looking at the cultural significance of water in the desert, sited at past and present mineral spring retreat centers Zzyzx and Tecopa Hot Springs.